Making an Insurance Claim vs. Filing a Lawsuit

Getting injured in a negligent accident can be a difficult and emotional experience. Thankfully, California personal injury laws allow victims of negligent accidents to recover damages by holding the at-fault party liable. Among the possible options...

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Understanding Insurance Bad Faith Tactics

When you have been injured in an accident, you want to be compensated for your medical expenses and other damages. You assume that when you file a claim with the appropriate insurance company, they will want to be helpful and pay you what you...

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Common Misconceptions About California Car Accident Claims

Being involved in a car crash can be a frightening and confusing experience. Many people do not know what to expect following an automobile accident and turn to their family members and friends for advice. However, the things your loved ones tell you...

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Why it’s Crucial to Get Medical Evaluation After an Accident

If you’ve just been involved in a roadway accident, but you don’t feel that you’ve been injured, should you get a medical evaluation anyway? An adrenaline rush following a car accident might mask the pain from any injury you...

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Death By Cell Phone

A driver talking on a handheld cell phone threatens everyone on the road with severe personal injuries and wrongful deaths. A study by Harvard University in 2003 estimated that drivers distracted by cell phones caused 330,000 car accidents, thousands...

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Personal Injuries Caused by Undisclosed Drug Information

The FDA’s system for approving drugs is fatally flawed. So is the process that the FDA uses to make vital information about approved drugs available to doctors. As a result of these two broken approaches, every year thousands of Americans suffer...

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Personal Injury Law and Litigation

For the purpose of this article, personal injury litigation can be broken into two general categories: negligence cases and intentional acts or “torts.” (The word “tort” is a fancy word, which refers to a...

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Introduction to a Civil Lawsuit

In a civil lawsuit, the victim brings a case for money damages against the offender or a third party for causing physical or emotional injuries. Regardless of the outcome of any criminal prosecution, or even if there was no prosecution, crime victims...

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Standard of Proof

This standard of proof in a civil lawsuit is significantly easier to satisfy than the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard of a criminal case. In a civil lawsuit, the case must be proved by a “preponderance of the evidence,”...

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